Mar 5, 2014 4:00am PST
wendy davis will face texas attorney general greg abbott. davis gained national attention for her hours long speech on the floor of the texas legislature last summer there vying to replace rick perry who is not seeking re-election after 14 years in office. >>> president obama travels to connecticut today to push for an increase in the minimum wage. that's after the president sent congress a $3.9 trillion budget that includes new spending for pre-k programs, job training and about $300 billion to repair the nation's aging infrastructure. republicans say there is no chance it will pass. >>> and abc news poll out this morning shows record support for gay marriage. the dramatic shift in opinion is speed up with 59% of americans now supporting same-sex marriage. just 34% opposed. 81% say businesses should not be allowed to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs as was recently vetoed by that arizona governor in that proposed bill. >>> and sad as it is to say, another mardi gras has wrapped up in new orleans. >> yeah, despite it being the coldest fat tuesday since 1986
Feb 27, 2014 1:00am PST
's attorney general greg abbott, same ideology, same deal. he's the man who wants to replace rick perry in the state house. joining us now is kenji yoshina. thank you for being leer. >> it's great to be here. >> i want to talk to you about what happened in arizona, let me ask you first about what happened today with this district court ruling in texas. to be clear, there's the supreme court. and there's the circuit court and the district court. this is the third level down from the supreme court. how important is this ruling beyond just the question of texas couples and whether or not it may result in their marriages. >> i think very important. usually think of the district court being lowest on the tote empole so they can get overruled. one thing trial courts are given deference on are facts. what this judge did was synced himself to other courts from kansas to california and whatever. gay parents are just as good as straight parents. he cited other district court cases. he's creating a web or a net that it's going to be very hard for an appellate court or supreme court to supersede. >
Mar 5, 2014 3:00am PST
greg abbott who won the republican nomination. also george p. bush taking the republican case for texas land commissioner and john cornyn turning back a tea party challenge. >>> in hillary clinton decides to run in 2016, a new poll finds she may have support from a somewhat unlikely group, republicans. 8% of republicans said there is a good chance they would vote for her. 8%. 17% says there was some chance they would vote for her. 74% says, no chance at all. mrs. clinton will speak to cleej students at an event at ucla today. >>> a woman was killed in a huge gas leak and explosion in new jersey. they were unable to identify the woman found near a car. seven other people were injured in the accident. dozens of homes were damaged. >>> so an asteroid is on the way and it's going to pass closer to earth than the moon. it's going to happen today around 4:00 p.m. eastern. experts say it poses no threat. it will get no closer than some 200,000 miles away. you will not be able to see it probably because the asteroid would be too dark to view correctly. does it make a sound if you do not see it?
Feb 26, 2014 1:00pm PST
, a conservative jurisdiction, so this is a very, very important decision. >> and greg abbott, the attorney general, who was also running for governor, issued a statement saying that texas would appeal this decision and ultimately he believed that this was going to end up in front of the u.s. supreme court. the u.s. supreme court has, of course, weighed in on same-sex marriage, but they haven't weighed in full throatedly. do you think this is going to end up at the supreme court? >> yes, i think it will because ultimately the federal courts in other areas will weigh in with different decisions. this is such an important national question that i think ultimately it will wend its way to the supreme court for final resolution. >> if the federal law is becoming more inclusive and the state laws are being struck down, what sort of legal options does that leave opponents of same-sex marriage? are laws like what's being proposed in arizona something of a work-around? >> well, yes, that arizona law i think is a blueprint to try to ban, you know, gay marriage and to permit discrimination against gay people.
Feb 27, 2014 7:00am PST
in the past, to mitch mcconnell, to the committee, he's given money to rick perry, greg abbott, and is now running as a republican. he is the epitome of a wolf in sheep's clothing. the bible analogy, the wolf analogy. for your viewers, we did invite all of the texas senate candidates here in the primary on the show, so if he wants to come on and respond, he's still welcome to do that. you have a primarily officially next week, so of course we wish you luck with that. maxey -- scherr thanks for your time. >> thanks for having me. >>> rupert murdoch says that potus was right to focus on youth education. all kinds deserve good, full, high school ed indications. huge dropout rate enlarges under class xwof rushing usa, he tweets. predicting the future is a pretty difficult thing to do. but, manufacturing in the united states means advanced technology. we learned that technology allows us to be craft oriented. no one's losing their job. there's no beer robot that has suddenly chased them out. the technology is actually creating new jobs. siemens designed and built the right tools and resources t
Mar 5, 2014 7:00am PST
. republicans chose greg abbott to succeed rick perry. wendy davis coasted to the democratic nomination. >>> it's 7:19.7:19 ahead, the $100 million bet to legalize gambling and what it hat may mean for the mob. first, time to check your local weather. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by party city. nobody has more st. patrick's day for less. >>> a new battle over tenure for teachers. >> ahead, how students are now leading a contentious fight. >> the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by allergan. talk to your doctor today about chronic migraine. botox® is an fda-approved treatment that significantly reduces headache days for adults with chronic migraine 15 or more headache days a month each lasting 4 hours or more. it's proven to actually prevent headache days. and it's injected by a doctor once every 3 months. the effects of botox® (onabotulinumtoxina) may spread hours to weeks after injection causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away as